POLICIES & TUITION

1. PAYMENT
Encore does not mail invoices for the tuition. Tuition is due in advance on the 27th of each month preceding the month the payment is due. A 10% late fee will be charged for tuition received after the 3rd of the month. TUITION is payable in 10 equal installments starting in September through June. You pay for the dancer’s spot in the class and not the attendance in class. Payment may be dropped in the Tuition box at the studio. If the name on the check does not match the name of the student please write the student’s name in the memo.  Credit card payments will assess a 2% processing fee. 2021-2022 Tuition Rates

2. REGISTRATION FEE
An annual registration fee of $40 per person is due upon registration.

3. DRESS CODE

Jazz
Solid color leotard and tights
All jazz classes will wear tan jazz shoes (girls)
Hair tied in ponytail or bun

Tap
Solid color leotard and tights
All tap classes will wear black slip on tap shoes

Contemporary
Barefoot
Leotard and tights or yoga pants

Ballet
Leotard for Class Level and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes
Hair tied in a bun

Combo III
Pink dance dress
Black patent leather tap shoes, Pink Ballet Shoes
Hair tied in ponytail or bun

Hip Hop
Loose fitting sweat pants and T-shirt sneakers
Clean tennis shoes
Volleyball knee pads.

Broadway Bound & Musical Theatre
Clothes that allow movement (No dresses)
Tan Jazz Shoes
Hair Tied Up and out of face

4. WITHDRAWAL AND CLASS CHANGE PROCEDURE
A withdrawal form and class change form must be filled out to be able to change or withdraw from classes. A month’s notice is required to withdraw from class. The forms are available at the front desk. To enable accounting to charge the correct tuition please make certain you fill out the appropriate forms. You are responsible for all payments unless proper withdrawal procedures are followed.

5. ATTENDANCE
Attendance will be taken at each class. If you are unable to be in class please call and let the studio know. Good attendance is imperative to the advancement of the student. If you arrive late, a respectful apology to the teacher and permission should be obtained to join the class.

6. CLASS OBSERVATION
You may watch any class that has viewing windows. You may enter a dance room upon the teacher’s invitation. The Broadway room has no viewing windows so observers may enter to watch the last 10 minutes of class.  The Workshop room classes may be observed in the last 10 minutes of class the first week of the month.

7. INFORMATION BULLETIN BOARD
Information will be placed on the bulletin board so please check the board on a regular basis. Also keep us updated with your current e-mail address as we will send notices through e-mail as well.

8. INCLEMENT WEATHER
We do not follow Fairfax County School closings. A decision will be made by 1:00 pm. Please call the studio at 703.222.5511 for a recorded message.

9. SPRING RECITAL
Recital dates – June 3-5, 2022. All Dancers will perform their recital twice. If you have conflicts on these days please let your teachers know before costumes are ordered. All families will be charged a media fee; $20 for students in 1-2 dances, $40 for students in 3+ dances. A digital copy of the show will be sent via email. 

10. COSTUME FEES
Costume fees are due by UPON REGISTRATION. Costumes are $85 per costume (pointe classes $100). Tap and Jazz classes of the same level will only require one costume that will convert so that it may be worn in both numbers. Costumes are normally ordered in October. If you withdraw from class prior to Encore ordering the costumes your costume fee will be refunded.

11. RECITAL TICKETS
Tickets will be $20-$25 per ticket and go on sale online on May 1st, 2021. Seats are assigned seating. There will be a dress rehearsal at the studio as well as a final dress rehearsal at the theatre to make the performers feel comfortable and prepare them for the recital. The exact dates and times will be posted on the Bulletin board and e-mailed.

12. PICTURE DAY
Recital photos will be taken by a professional photographer at the studio. Check the Bulletin board & your e-mail closer to the recital date.

13. PICK UP AND DROP OFF
Students should wear street clothes over their dance clothes. Please arrive with enough time to dress appropriately for class. Students should stay inside while waiting to be picked up. Parents PLEASE pick up your children on time.

14. STUDIO CALENDAR FOR 2021/2022

First day of class: September 8th, 2020 (Tuesday)
Closings:

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 11th, 2021 (Monday)
  • Thanksgiving – November 23rd– 28th, 2021 (Tuesday-Sunday)
  • Winter Break – December 17th, 2021 – January 2nd, 2022 (Friday-Sunday)
  • Presidents’ Day – February 21st, 2022 (Monday)
  • Spring Break – April 1st – 10th, 2022 (Friday-Sunday)
  • Memorial Day – May 30th, 2022 (Monday)

Recital Dates: June 3-5, 2022
Last day of class:
June 10, 2022 (Friday)

TUITION RATES 2021-2022

For 2021-2022 Fall/Spring Enrollment

Rates are calculated as total hours per Family.
We accept Check, Cash, Visa, Amex, Mastercard and Discover.
A 2% credit card fee will be added to payments made via credit card.

Invoices are emailed monthly with a link included to pay online.
View your emailed invoice for more information.

Tuition
Tuition is calculated by the year and divided into 10 equal payments (Sept – June).  Tuition is due by the 27th of every month for the following month and is the same regardless of how many classes are held in a month. There will be no refunds for missed classes or dropping without 30-days notice.  Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registration Fee
An annual fee of $40 per student registered (non-refundable) will be posted to your account and due upon registration.

Costume Fee
A costume fee of $85 per class will be posted to your account and due upon registration.  Jazz and Tap classes of the same level (i.e. Level 1 Jazz and Level 1 Tap) will only incur one $85 fee.

1 Hour   Hr per Week $101.00   per month
1.5 Hours Hrs per Week $128.00   per month
2 Hours Hrs per Week $155.00   per month
2.5 Hours Hrs per Week $179.00   per month
3 Hours Hrs per Week $203.00   per month
3.5 Hours Hrs per Week $226.00   per month
4 Hours Hrs per Week $248.00   per month
4.5 Hours Hrs per Week $269.00   per month
5 Hours Hrs per Week $289.00   per month
5.5 Hours Hrs per Week $310.00   per month
6 Hours Hrs per Week $330.00   per month
6.5 Hours Hrs per Week $349.00   per month
7 Hours Hrs per Week $368.00   per month
7.5 Hours Hrs per Week $386.00   per month
8 Hours Hrs per Week $405.00   per month
8.5 Hours Hrs per Week $422.00   per month
9 Hours Hrs per Week $439.00   per month
9.5 Hours Hrs per Week $455.00   per month
10 Hours Hrs per Week $471.00   per month
10.5 Hours Hrs per Week $487.00   per month
11 Hours Hrs per Week $504.00   per month
11.5 Hours Hrs per Week $521.00   per month
12 Hours Hrs per Week $538.00   per month
12.5 Hours Hrs per Week $555.00   per month
13 Hours Hrs per Week $572.00   per month
13.5 Hours Hrs per Week $580.00   per month
14 Hours Hrs per Week $588.00   per month
14.5 Hours Hrs per Week $594.00   per month
15 Hours Hrs per Week $600.00   per month
15.5 Hours Hrs per Week $606.00   per month
16 Hours Hrs per Week $612.00   per month
16.5 Hours Hrs per Week $617.00   per month
17 Hours Hrs per Week $622.00   per month
17.5 Hours Hrs per Week $628.00   per month
18-21.75 Hours Hrs per Week $634.00   per month
22-25.75 Hours Hrs per Week $644.00   per month
26-28.75 Hours Hrs per Week $659.00   per month
29-32 Hours Hrs per Week $676.00   per month
Single Class Rate $33.00   per class

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines & Procedures

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are strictly enforcing extra safety measures at the studio. We ask all families to adhere to the safety guidelines listed here.